Postgame Notes: No.16 Wisconsin 41, Nebraska 24

Postgame Notes: No.16 Wisconsin 41, Nebraska 24

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Postgame Notes: No.16 Wisconsin 41, Nebraska 24

MADISON, Wis. – Postgame notes from No.16 Wisconsin’s 41-24 victory over Nebraska Saturday night, provided by Wisconsin athletics.

TEAM NOTES

  • Today’s captains: senior OL Michael Deiter, senior S D’Cota Dixon, senior ILB T.J. Edwards and junior QB Alex Hornibrook.
  • Today’s attendance: 80,051
  • Wisconsin improved to 38-8 (.826) overall and 24-4 (.857) in Big Ten play under fourth-year head coach Paul Chryst. Chryst is 4-0 vs. Nebraska as the Badgers’ head coach.
  • UW is 49-11 (.817) over the last 5 seasons (since 2014) and trails only Alabama (58-5, .920), Ohio State (54-6, .900) and Clemson (55-7, .887) in wins and winning percentage among FBS programs in that span.
  • Wisconsin is 31-5 (.861) in Big Ten play over the last 5 seasons (since 2014). Only Ohio State (34-3, .919) has a better league record over that span.
  • The Badgers won their 17th straight regular-season Big Ten game, the nation’s longest active conference win streak. It is also the longest league win streak in UW history.
  • Wisconsin improved to 23-3 (.885) vs. the Big Ten West Division since the league moved to its current divisional setup in 2014.
  • The Badgers have won 6 straight over Nebraska and own a 7-1 record since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011.
  • Wisconsin has won all 5 meetings between the teams since the introduction of the Freedom Trophy in 2014.
  • UW is now 5-1 vs. Nebraska in night games.
  • The Badgers won their 10th consecutive trophy game (vs. Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota). Wisconsin has won 19 of its last 20 games with a rivalry trophy on the line, dating back to 2011.
  • Wisconsin has won 10 of its last 11 night games at Camp Randall Stadium.
  • QB Alex Hornibrook hit TE Jake Ferguson on a 14-yard touchdown pass with 42 seconds remaining in the first half. The Badgers have scored in the final 90 seconds of the first half in 22 of 46 games under Paul Chryst.
  • The Badgers gained 533 total yards, including 371 on the ground. Those are both the team’s highest marks in a Big Ten game since gaining 627 total yards with 581 rushing vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15, 2014.
  • Wisconsin held the ball for 35:33. The Badgers have owned a time of possession of at least 34:00 in every game this season and entered the game ranked 7th nationally in that category.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Sophomore RB Jonathan Taylor carried 24 times for 221 yards with 3 touchdowns.
  • Taylor hit the 200-yard rushing mark for the 2nd time this season and 5th time in his career. He has topped the 100-yard mark in all 5 games this season, and in 15 of his 19 career games.
  • Taylor’s performance marked the fifth 200-yard rushing game by a Wisconsin running back vs. Nebraska since 2012.
  • Taylor now has 2,826 career rushing yards, passing Rufus Ferguson for 14th on UW’s all-time rushing chart.
  • With his 3 rushing scores, Taylor recorded the 6th multiple-TD game of his career and his 3rd career 3-touchdown game.
  • Taylor now has 8 rushing touchdowns on the season.
  • Taylor posted a career-long run of 88 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. That equals the 4th-longest run in school history.
  • Junior QB Alex Hornibrook completed 13 of 24 passes for 163 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Hornibrook is 24-4 (.857) as the Badgers’ starting QB, including an 18-2 (.900) mark in Big Ten play.
  • Senior RB Taiwan Deal scored his 3rd touchdown of the season on a career-long run of 20 yards in the third quarter. He finished with season highs of 74 yards on 10 carries.
  • Sophomore RB Garrett Groshek carried 9 times for a career-high 73 yards, averaging 8.1 per carry. Groshek surpassed his previous career best (51) in the first half alone, rushing for 52 yards before halftime.
  • Freshman WR Aron Cruickshank had a career-high 90 kickoff return yards on 3 returns. That included a career-long return of 34 yards.
  • Redshirt freshman TE Jake Ferguson hauled in 4 passes for 47 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.
  • Senior ILB T.J. Edwards tied for the team lead with 7 tackles and recorded a career-high 2.0 sacks on the night. Edwards now owns 7.0 career sacks.
  • Senior ILB Ryan Connelly also tied for the team lead with 7 total tackles.
  • Junior OLB Tyler Johnson tallied 5 tackles, including a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss. He also posted his first forced fumble of the season and third of his career.
  • Sophomore CB Madison Cone recorded a career-high 5 tackles.
  • Redshirt freshman S Scott Nelson logged his first career forced fumble and tallied 5 total tackles.
  • Senior K Rafael Gaglianone converted field goals from 30 and 28 yards in the first half, giving him 65 made field goals for his career to match the school record held by Todd Gregoire (1984-87).
  • Gaglianone has made 15 of his last 16 field goal attempts.
  • With 11 points scored, Gaglianone passed Philip Welch (384 points, 2008-11) for third on UW’s all-time scoring list and now has 385 for his career.
  • Junior P Connor Allen recorded his first punt of the season, and 5th of his career, on a 43-yard kick in the third quarter.
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